World Golf Classic Mexico
Date: March 1st – 4th
Course: Club de Golf Chapultepac
Purse - $9.8MM ($1.8MM to winner)
FedEx points – 550 to winner
2017 Winner: Dustin Johnson (-14)
Course: Club de Golf Chapultepac. Built over the course of a few years by Willie Smith and Alex Smith it officially opened in 1928. The course is 7,267 feet long with a mixture of different holes and trees lining most fairways. This course is on high elevation (7,800 feet above sea level) to put this in reference, California averages 2,900 feet above sea level and Florida averages 100 feet above sea level, this is more than twice that height. It has a par 5 converted to long 4 due to the elevation as well as some dogleg’s and hole one even has two separate greens. This tournament will favor the shots gained candidates especially greens in regulation as they stretch the distance.
My Starting 4:
Dustin Johnson. My 2nd Dustin pick of the year and it is the key tournament to do so. His last three years here (Mexico and Cadillac WGC) have yielded 2 wins and a 14th place. He’s currently first in the official world golf ranking and 3rd in Fedex ranking. All five PGA starts this year have yielded top 20 finishes.
Kevin Kisner. 23rd in 2016 and 11th last year. Kevin has back to back missed cuts but he has a track record of strong rebounds off Missed Cuts over the last two years (especially after two consecutove clunky performances - 3rd, 10th, 23rd, 4th and 1st to name a few)
Phil Mickelson. What a year Phil is having. Currently 6th in total strokes gained, Phil has now had 3 consecutive top 10 finishes. He comes to WGC where he finished in the top 10 the last two years.
Jon Rahm. This tournament behooves anyone who can hit the ball a mile and that is certainly Jon (currently 2nd in strokes gained off the tee). 5 consecutive top 30 finishes and he was 2nd here last year.
My Bench 2:
Paul Casey – to straight finishes inside 20th place bring Paul to this tournament fresh off 4 top 20 finishes in his last 5 tournaments. He’s strong tee to green (4th in strokes gained) as well as 4th in strokes gained off the tee.
Patrick Cantlay this is a flier he was electric last week at the Honda Classic and he can drive the ball real well
2018 Avg Stats
Starting 4: Avg Finish 46th (35th percentile)
Bench 2: Avg Finish 38th place (28th percentile
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